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NHIA pays claim arrears to Health Providers

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) on Thursday said over GH¢207.5 million has been paid to credentialed service providers. A statement copied to the Ghana News Agency said Public health facilities received GH¢106.4 million, representing 51.3 per cent of the payments while Private Service Providers had over GH¢57.8 million, which …

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Ghana Parliament approves formula for disbursement of NHI Fund

Parliament has approved the proposed formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2020 to enable the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to undertake its activities  for the year. The object of the Fund is to pay for healthcare services of members of the National Health Insurance …

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Increase in health insurance membership card renewal

More than 5.8 million subscribers (70 per cent) of the National Health Insurance Scheme, last year, renewed their membership through the Mobile Renewal System, boosting the renewal rate by 9.1 per cent. This is the highest to be recorded since the introduction of the social intervention in 2003 as it …

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NUGS gives government two weeks ultimatum to release student loans

The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has given government a two-week ultimatum to provide the Students Loan Trust Fund (SLTF) with funds so that student loans would be released timeously. Mr. Isaac Jay Hyde, President of NUGS at a Press Conference in Accra, said if government fails to act …

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Three-tier pension to increase retirement income security for workers – NPRA

The three-tier pension system will enhance pension benefits and increase retirement income security for workers both in the formal and informal sectors of the economy and improve on the nation’s economic future. Mr Hayford Attah Krufi, Chief Executive Officer, National Pensions Regulatory Authority (NPRA), said the three-tier pension system, which …

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SSNIT OBS Contract case adjourned to January 22

The state is having difficulty in producing witnesses to testify in the case of former Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) boss, Ernest Thompson and four others who have been charged for causing financial loss to the state. According to Mr Richard Gyambiby, a Senior State Attorney the state …

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DVLA, NIC database to be integrated to eliminate uninsured vehicles

The National Insurance Commission (NIC) and the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Authority (DVLA) will integrate their motor insurance database next year, to eliminate commercial vehicles without insurance cover on the road. The integration would enable passengers to use their mobile phones to check whether commercial vehicles they are about to …

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Challenges with NHIS hindering quality malaria care, other basic health services

Deprived communities and vulnerable groups are contending with various challenges related to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as they try to get access to basic health care, a situation that is undermining the country’s efforts to scale-up effective malaria case management and also accelerate Ghana’s march towards universal health …

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Health sector pensioners assured of lump sum payments come January 2020

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Health Sector Occupational Pension Scheme (HSOPS) has assured its contributors that they are reasonably ready to take over payments of lump sum come January 2020. Dr Derek Amoateng, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Health Sector Occupational Pension Scheme, gave …

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Re-look at the subsidy base of NHIS – Abban

Mr Alexander K. Abban, the Deputy Minister of Health, says Ghana has to adopt a health financing strategy that would propel the level of progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by year 2030. He said to achieve a breakthrough, there was the need to have a re-look at the …

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